MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves are trying to make a push for the Western Conference playoffs. They beat the Detroit Pistons 114-101 behind 28 points and 14 rebounds from Kevin Love. Detroit shot 40 percent and lost for the ninth time in 11 games.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Western Michigan has clinched the No. 1 seed in the MAC tournament and at least a share of the regular-season conference title after defeating in-state rival Central Michigan 78-64. David Brown made 5 of 7 shots from 3-point range. Should Toledo lose to Eastern Michigan on Saturday, WMU will win the title outright.
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) -Third-seeded Wright State has gotten by sixth-seeded Oakland in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tournament. Miles Dixon scored 20 points to Wright State in the 73-57 in the victory. Wright State now have won five straight games. Next up is Cleveland State in the semifinals today.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - New Detroit Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain got some spring training work in against his old team, the New York Yankees. Chamberlain struck out two, walked one and gave up a hit during a scoreless inning. Yankees fifth starter candidate Michael Pineda dominated in two innings. The Yankees won the game 3-2.
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